Category Archives: Art

Peace Project Japan art show


Originally posted on toykarma:

My painting for the Peace Project show represents my vision of the Goddess of Peace. Half Dove and half Women this Goddess hovers between the Earth and the Stars hoping for Peace for Mankind.
Title: Peace Goddess
Artist: Mark Nagata
Media: Acrylic paints on 20×24 inch canvas
Monster Kolor clear coat varnish
Date: Sept 2012
Here’s some pics of my process for this show. I was sent this canvas and the only direction was the subjects of Peace and Love.At first i thought hmmm, how shall i paint a Kaiju into this  ;-P but the more i thought about it Kaiju seemed to me to be too self serving … while Peace and Love seem to be out of fashion these days, it’s something the World could definitely use much more of.
If you look closely you’ll see that the way I posed the figure with the circles and birds is…

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BLINK-182 x DABSMYLA x LAS VEGAS


Originally posted on DABSMYLA!:

BLINK-182 will be releasing the most recent poster we have done with them tonight, Friday September 28th at their show in Las Vegas at the Cosmopolitan.

We will also have an edition of 50 of our Blink-182 posters in a second color way that we are proud to be releasing on our online store this Monday 1st of October at 1:00pm PST.

The posters will be $50 plus shipping. Each print is 18” x 24” signed and numbered 5 color screen print on white archival paper

Available Monday October 1st.

1:00 pm PST.

SHOP:DABSMYLA STORE

 

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Comics Sketchbooks


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“Looking through artists’ sketchbooks is like viewing those artists naked through a picture window. With 20-20 eyesight or high-powered binoculars you’ll see everything: warts, blemishes and all.” So begins the introduction for Steven Heller’s latest book, “Comics Sketchbooks.” Culling 700 private sketches from 80 artists, the collection is billed as a glimpse into the mind of an artist. Without knowing anything about the final story or the characters, the conversation involves nothing but lines and doodles and sparks of inspiration. – Read more: http://www.coolhunting.com/culture/comics-sketchbooks.php

Upcoming: Jeremy Geddes @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery


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Showing alongside long time friend and collaborator Ashley Wood, the Australia-based Jeremy Geddes (interviewed) will be coming stateside for one of the most highly anticipated shows of the year. When the exhibition opens, the piece seen above entitled Miserere 1 depicting what seems to be some sort of spaceship or satellite will be on display as part of a series of ten paintings. – Source

The Olympic Police’s War on Graffiti: Vice Interviews Darren Cullen (aka SER from Graffiti Kings)


Photo: Graffiti Kings

Vice mag has interviewed Darren Cullen from the Graffiti Kings about his recent arrest for criminal damage – an operation to clean the city off Graffiti (even legal one) during the Olympics.


Our Olympic dreams for London have already been soured by the roof-mounted rockets, VIP traffic lanes, and wandering gangs of “brand police.” But it got even worse yesterday when the British Transport Police raided a number of homes and made a bunch of arrests, seemingly as part of a pre-emptive operation to crack down on graffiti in the capital during the 2012 Olympic Games.

One of the people arrested was Darren Cullen. Darren, who is also known by his graffiti tag “Ser,” has been involved in the graffiti and street art scene in the UK since 1983. But in truth, he’s kinda legit—over the past 20 years, he’s worked with local councils, companies like Microsoft, Red Bull and Adidas, disadvantaged kids, and, hilariously, Team fucking GB itself. He’s also turned spraying paint on stuff into his own company, called Graffiti Kings.

I spoke to Darren about his arrest, and why he thinks the British Transport Police went after him.

VICE: Hi Darren. So, you were arrested yesterday?
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Help Me Win Some Art And Get a Shoutout in this Blog Post!


It’s that time again! I need your help, my dear blog readers! Linkin Park are creating a new game and their developers are giving away some signed concept art.
How can you help me win this? You can check out this Facebook Wall Photo and there you’ll find a comment by “Adie Klarpol”. It’s one of the first comments. Please do me a favour and like this comment. I will pay you back with a shoutout on this blog post!!!


Huge thanks to (will be updated regularly):

EvoOba
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Iain Harrison
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Jennifer Klein
Philip Skora
Meghan Workman
Denise Rashidi
Kevin Peters
Robin Stratigakis
Paul Kevin Gardiner
Dean Lalor
Amanda Clark
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Cristina Monteiro
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